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back as a man of the people, as jimmy carter did? there is careful balance. when you look at some of this material, you can see over time that, in fact, they are carefully crafting it as well. i have always been amazed in looking at jimmy carter's inaugural serial, how informal his material tends to be compared to other presidents, and it is clearly a statement that following the nixon years, the imperial presidency, they were going to have a residency of the people -- presidency of the people. you notice that on his tickets, rather than having an inaugural ball, he has an inaugural party, which is a clear statement. then, you can come back to ronald reagan, and lo and behold, no surprise, there is a rejection of the jimmy carter years, with a very formal, gold tickets to inaugural balls, and clearly it is an inaugural ball. the program that seems sort of informal for his, becomes pinched very formal -- becomes very formal just a few years later. this says something about those administrations and what they are trying to conceive and produce during those events, and it also says s
carter -- host: he will be in attendance, as well as bill clinton. immy carter is 87. -- jimmy carter is 87. guest: that is a relatively new tradition. herbert hoover was invited to the kennedy inaugural in 1961. he was a very close friend to the president's father. the weather was so bad that he really could not get here. but he intended to be here. host: ronald reagan had the warmest and coldest inauguration days. 1981 and 1985. guest: the great story about the weather -- william howard taft, who had this self deprecatory sense of humor -- there was a blizzard. he said, i always thought it would be a cold day when i would be elected a president of the united states. speech?ow long was his guest: almost two hours. there have been efforts recently to debunk the direct cause and effect. i do not know they have been successful. host: a caller on our independent line. caller: i want to bring attention to george washington's first inauguration. it was at a little church called st. paul's chapel. that is where george washington adjourned congress during the inauguration, to go down there a
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happening throughout the rest of the debt. day. >> former president bill clinton and jimmy carter joined the lawmakers at the capitol for president obama ceremonial swearing-in. they're the only living democrat to occupy the white house. former first lady accompanied her husband to the ceremony. during his inauguration in 1977 president carter shun the custom and walked from the capitol to the executive mansion. he was joined by mrs. carter and his three children. >> farmer president clinton was accompanied by his wife secretary of state hillary clinton. she's a former first lady and the current senior member of president obama cabinet. she is the first former first lady to serve in the presence cabinet. >> we watched president obama sign that nomination after the ceremony. among the celebrities, beyonce performed the national anthem. jay-z was in the audience. >>jon mayer and katy perry alson in the crowd. eva l ongoria, marlon wayans, john legend. >> all of the entertainment is hot on social media right now. flat >> >> everybody is talking about those performances. you can see b
of the capital. they included former presidents jimmy carter and his wife rosalyn and bill clinton accompanied by his wife, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. and then the formal entrances. the obama daughters were introduced to the crowd along with their grandmother marion robinson, the first lady's mother. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within
of the capital, and that begins a tradition from andrew jackson, to jimmy carter, of presidents of the united states standing on the east front steps of the capital. if you can imagine the capital, the capital, though -- capital's primary entrance is on the east front. e-book booking the other side is the front of the capital. -- people think the other side is the front of the capital. the capital has no front. the west front, looking down the mall, which is now a magnificent this do, did not look anything like that in the 19th century. that west front was not developed, nor was the mall developed. inaugurations were done on the east front, and that involves building a platform. because it got bigger and bigger, as you are accommodating more evil, which is more people, and you -- more people, and you had to accommodate the television, and the media in the 20th century, so they had to build a big platform across from it for the media. it got so big, in fact, that anybody who wanted to see the inauguration could not stand behind it because it blocked your view. they had to stand on the side to
's that you attended and where the crowd sizes? guest: my first one was 1977, jimmy carter. i was a 20-year-old political science major and it was already on my bucket list to go to the inauguration. host: it was the last one on the east front of the capital. guest: absolutely. i think about the difference, maybe not so much the crowds. but it is the security situation. at that time, i stayed in a hotel on pennsylvania avenue. a friend had come with me. i think we just walked straight up pennsylvania avenue. i am not even sure we had a ticket. we stood behind the east front of the capitol and had a very good view. host: you could see the president directly. guest: absolutely. we were very close. after that, we just ran from the east front down it to pennsylvania avenue, a constitution, and watched the parade. so we got to see jimmy carter. he walked. we were so shocked and thrilled to see him do that, and part of the whole ceremony to me is the combination of pomp and populism. jimmy carter had that touch. host: professor lusane, you have written about african-americans in their american ex
president since jimmy carter has gotten out and hoofed it for at least part of the distance. our modern security age has placed some restrictions on that. let it be said that the city feels like a bit of a police state these last two days. erica hill is standing by at the newly renamed freedom plaza. erica, is everything locked down in advance of that behind you? >> it is fairly locked down. there is security to get into the area, brian. there have been a number of police officers, the park service police out all morning long going up and ask down. he would seen police, motorcycles, vehicles coming up and down. appearing to just sort of check on what's going on. people are, though, now starting to trickle into the area, to get their way into the stands here at freedom plaza. >> all right. willie geist is at the navy memorial. if you consider erica as our closest correspondent to when they make the turn at the white house, this puts willie a little closer to the capitol. good morning. >> good morning, brian. i'm about at the halfway point in this 1.2 mile stretch of road that takes us fr
.w. bush, aren't attending this inaugural. president -- former president bill clinton and jimmy carter are. we are waiting to see president clinton. stand by for that. also taking a closer look at the downside of winning another four years of the white house. it doesn't always go so well. the second-term curse, as some call it. that's coming up as well. first, though, inaugural flashback. >> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. >> we all remember the phrase the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. but even more important than the phrase was the whole attitude that fdr had. he projected optimism and projected forward movement. people felt that's the mystery of leadership, that somehow the depression they were suffering, they weren't going to be alone anymore. they had a leader who was going to take care of it. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] g
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of a presidency in to one day, the inaugural day. inauguration day. i would say that would be jimmy carter. whatever you think of jimmy carter's politics, the ideology, it wasn't a very successful presidency. and the roots of it sort of evident on the day of the inauguration for two reasons. first, his staff kind of bungled the, you know, showing proper deference to the speaker of the house, tip o'neill, for instance. crucially important guy for getting the carter program through congress. he was miffed because he wasn't treated well with tickets to inaugural festivities and balls and that sort of thing. the leadership of the democratic party in congress, carter won the nomination in an end and around them understanding the new primary rules before they did. he didn't show proper deference -- >> starting off on a bad foot. >> right. second part is, we remember -- this is a good thing. i like how he did this. he got out of the car in the inaugural parade and walked and walked to the crowd and other presidents have done it since then. >> first time. >> first then. it was a nice gesture. but
running john mccain's campaign. >> i always said the worst president was jimmy carter. guess what. jimmy carter goes to second place. barack obama has been the worst president ever. >> oh, donald, little advice here tonight. don't take your frustration out on dead spin. they only told you what the rest of the country has been thinking for years. tonight in our survey, i ask you, do republicans finally realize the consequences of holding the economy hostage? 31% of you say yes. 69% of you say no. >>> coming up, the controversy overcoming clean. find out why lance armstrong's confession is not impressing the people who matter most. we'll talk about that with a psychologist next. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it does
clinton and jimmy carter will be here. that's obviously expected. another person who won't be here, mitt romney. that's not a slight, but it's kind of weird, because normally a challenger to a president is serving in some sort of official role in washington. they have a reason to be at the inauguration. mitt romney does not. so he won't be here. >> oh. come back and co anchor with me. >> all right. >> i like hanging with you. >> i like the recruitment. >> don't you guys love brianna? see? >> they don't know. [ laughter ] >> thanks, don. >> certainly a beautiful shot. it is perfect, the capitol behind us in the sunset. and it's great to be here with people. we're going to get out with the crowd. thank you, brianna keilar. the festivities, they're drawing people from all over the world, crowds from across washington. we're going to talk about security, and what's going on. we're ramping up for the second inauguration and we'll have more when we come back. right after this. don't go anywhere. [ dad ] find it? ya. alright, another one just like that. right in the old bucket. good toss! see t
will mention, when i was 12 years old, i was here at the inauguration of jimmy carter, the last inauguration on the east side of the capital. and then four years later, when ronald reagan was inaugurated on the west front. sometimes he is credited for making that change, but that change was in the world for quite awhile. it would have been on the west front with carter, later, had ts turn that different. the view on the east front, compared to the west front was not very good. the east front used to be a parking lot, and then you have homes. parking lot, streets, kind of like a little town. whereas, here on the west side, you can accommodate these immense crowds. and they can see something. >> of course, president obama's first inaugural was attended by over a million people, i believe, gathering on the mall. the expectations is it will be somewhere about half that tomorrow. that is typical of second inauguration's. they are not as well -- publicly attended as the first. i think it is because the country is not as excited, they know who you are, they have seen you. my friend, who was also a
and nearly $200 on premium cable channels like showtime and cinemax. jimmy carter also got nearly $650 for a dish network package in his office. and "the new york times" subscription. this is all legal thanks to the former president back in 1958. folks fighting back, jason jacobs of utah has proposed a bill called the presidential allowance modernization act. eliminating taxpayer funding for each dollar the president runs over $400,000. it seems fair considering our former leaders are living in poverty. they have earned our respect, but have not earned free cable. that is just my "two cents more" and my bottom line tonight. coming up tomorrow, richardson of the history channels trento. that is it for tonight, have a great evening. lou: good evening, everybody. we are on the evening of the major political showdown tonight. this president is apparently on the verge of setting in motion just such an initiative. we don't know how far mr. obama plans to go with his efforts contain and constrain our second amendment rights. but what we do know tonight is this. reports from the white house in
: president bush 41 is just out of the hospital. i wonder if jimmy carter -- as well as bill clinton. -- host: he will be in attendance, as well as bill clinton. guest: that is a relatively new tradition. herbert hoover was invited to the kennedy inaugural in 1961. he was a very close friend to the president's father. the weather was so bad that he really could not get here. but he intended to be here. host: ronald reagan had the warmest and coldest inauguration days. guest: the great story about the weather -- william howard taft, who had this self deprecatory sense of humor -- there was a blizzard. he had too much sense of the ridiculous to be a politician. he said, i always thought it would be a cold day when i would be elected a president of the united states. host: how long was henry harrison's speech? guest: almost two hours. there have been efforts recently effect. -- recently to debunk teh direct auscause and effect. i do not know they have been successful. host: a caller on our independent line. caller: i want to bring attention to george washington's first inauguration. it was at a
, was not elected. so he doesn't count. he was from michigan. jimmy carter from georgia. ronald reagan from california. the first george bush from texas via connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas and the second bush from texas. so 2008 in some ways watershed election. ends the 40-year period of sun belt dominance. and there were issues that were critical in the politics that developed, that came out of the sun belt. they tended to have a conservative cast to them. tended to be oriented around issues of strong national defense, of an opposition to unions and a defense of free enterprise politics. and also it's in the sun belt in the south and southwest, that we see the rise of what -- by the 1970s we'll be talk about as the religious right. the rise of evangelical involvement in the process. so national defense, he was a staunch anticommunist and played an important role in right wing anticommunist politics in the late 1960s, one of the things that led him to switch parties in 1964. he was a key figure in opposing labor unions and did so long people like barry gold water. early in his caree
and walking. jimmy carter started it 36 years ago. it's been done just about every time since. today was no exception. for a president who complains that his job often keeps him from being out among the people, it's about as close as the secret service would allow for today. we had an enormous team covering this enormous event here today. we want to bring just two members of that team on at first to talk about what we just witnessed. our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, is with us. and david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" and might add former chief white house correspondent. david, we'll start with you. this speech was not short on specifics. in fact, it was unusual for the number of specifics, and a speech of its kind. what stuck out at you? >> a shorter speech, but a lot of substance there. here you have a president talking about the need for economic restoration, but he's got a theory of the case. he's talking about lifting up the middle class. a robust defense of a progressive vision of what government ought to do, defending medicare and
former president jimmy carter and bill clinton for those with a front row seat it was elbow to elbow on a chilly day the massive crowd quickly warmed the scene close to 800,000 may be 1 million this year compared to 1.8 million people in 2009. so what was mrs. obama going to wear? she didn't disappoint in a navy code in dress by an up-and-coming men's designer joined by their daughters together they sang, they listen to and prayed as vice president joe biden and then president barack obama took their oaths to serve the nation for four more years if flawless performance except for one minor flub, his speech lasted 19 minutes into covered everything from equal rights to economic recovery climate change to the message of martin luther king jr. on a day that the nation celebrates the birth of the civil-rights leader. >> tahir a preacher say we cannot walk alone the challenges ahead are enormous and the president admitted that his work would be imperfect. we must act that knowing that today's victories will be only partial grammy winner kelly clarkson giving the ceremony in central holl
national colors. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, jimmy carter and mrs. rosalynn carter. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the 41st president of the united states, george h. w. bush and barbara bush. ladies and gentlemen, th >> ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united states, william jefferson clinton and senator hillary rodham clinton. [applause]♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the children of the vice president elect. >> ladies and gentlemen, the doctors of the president-elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady, mrs. laura bush. >> [crowd chanting "obama"] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and dr. jill i didnbiden. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george walker bush. with senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader representative john boehner, and secretary for the minority, david chapa. ♪ >> has deputy sergeant at arms, senator harry reid, house majority leader. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the preside
and jimmy carter. president carter already came out but george h.w. bush still recovering from a recent illness and george w. bush and laura bush sending their regrets and wishing the first family all the best on this special day, and their family. >> all of the dignitaries come down, they are seated, then the families will be announced and seated. the biden family announced and seated, just after 11:00 in ten minutes. then the obama family will be announced and seated. and then you'll have the ceremonial announcement of the first laid doe and dr. biden as well. megyn: bill clinton has done this walk a lot. >> there you see former president jimmy carter and rosalyn carter. jim angle is there right in front of the capitol. jim. >> reporter: hello, breath. as you saw both the president and vice president and the former president's coming in, the crowd could see that on a jumbo-tron and they all started cheering. in fact they started cheering when the president's motorcade got on to the capitol ground. so there is a lot of excitement here as you can imagine, and not only here but as you me
companies to invest here is one of his priorities. >> there's former president jimmy carter and his wife. immediately before them, as you might have heard, melissa harris perry, jay-z. it's jay-z and beyonce is doing the national anthem. she did "america the beautiful" at the inaugural concert in 2009 but she will be at the main event singing right after the president's speech today. what you're looking at here, the motorcade here, the giant motorcade is heading into the immediate area of the inaugural platform outside the u.s. capitol. starting with ronald reagan in the 1980s, the inaugurations since then have all happened on the west front of the capitol, which is a very dramatic sight as you see there, looking down the mall toward the west front. there's an array of flags that will be on the stage. you can see there up in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, you see the five flags? the center flag is the american flag as it is now. the betsy ross flag is on the outside, the first one in, the second one and the fourth one, those are the flags that are not usually flown anywhere re
-span crew and a visual blog page all at c-span .org. jimmy carter was inaugurated in 1977. he defeated gerald ford. following president carter's swearing in he walked the entire length of the parade route in about 40 minutes. here's his remark from the podium which are about 15 minutes. >> are you prepared to take the constitutional oath? >> i am. >> place your left hand on the bible and raise your right hand. >> i will to the best of myability >> will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, property and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. [applause] >> for myself and for our nation, i want to thank my predecessor for all he has done to heal our land. [applause] in this outward and physical ceremony, we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our nation. as my high school teacher, miss julia coleman, used to say, "we must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." here before me is the bible used in the
of jimmy carter. on the east front of the capitol and i was here four years later when ronald reagan was inaugurated on the west front. it would have been carter'sen second inauguration if the election came out differently. but the viewing situation was not very good. the east front of the capitol used to be a parking lot. where as at the west front you can accommodate the immense crowds and they can see something. guest: i might add that president obama's first inaugural was attended by over one million people and the expectations will be half of that. i think that is typical of second inaugurations. they are not as well -- publicly attended as the first. i think it is because, you know, the country is not as excited. they know who you are. they have seen you a friend of mine was a writer for bill clinton i read something he said recently to say let us begin is more inspiring than let us continuing. i think that is a true point. host: let's go back to january 2005 as george w. bush was sworn into a second term. >> on this day prescribe bid law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate th
note of the presidents who are here. george bush senior and his son are not there today. jimmy carter is there today. bill clinton is there today. and, again, joe biden, one of the longest serving senators in the history. he may be making all the moves down to make himself in opposition as well. let's take a peek at what is going on. >> the honorable charles schumer. [ cheering ] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present, and to all who are watching, welcome to the capital and to this celebration of our great democracy. this is the 57th inauguration of an american president. no matter how many times one witnesses this event, its simplicity, its majesty and, most of all, it is meaning. it is sacred and cautious and trusting a power from we the people to our chosen leader never fails to make one's heart beat faster as it will today with the inauguration of president barack h obama. [ cheering ] >> now, we know that we would not be here today were it not for those who stand guard around the world to preserve our freedom. to those in our armed forces,
tv including hbo, cinemax and showtime for $185 a month. jimmy carter put two of the office televisions on the dish network. good for $650 in programming last year. although these expenditures are consistentbe with current law it's worth pointing out that mr. clinton earned $90 million for speeches since leaving office. and mr. carter has taken in at least $7 million from 14 books he has written. president clinton is called out for statement at consume electronic show. he said half of all mass killings in the united states occurred since the assault weapons ban expired, half of the history of the country. "washington post" fact-checker looked to a recent book that identified the mass public servings defined as more victims killed publicly in 24 hours. since 2005 when the assault ban expired there have been 32. in other words about 20%. finally, president obama spoke out for equal pay for men and women in the workforce but his own white house does not live up to the standard. the administration annual report to congress indicates while women comprise half of the 468 staffers they make 13
there is any chance of that. >> jimmy carter de-emphasized the inaugural balls. he wanted to identify with low key events and given the economic difficulties, but i believe he made all of them. this is massive number, a record number of inaugural balls, but don't worry, he'll get there. >> neil: and we'll get there, too. it all kicks off next monday on fox business, 11:30 eastern time and could go longer until 1:00 p.m. we pick up on fox news and then i come back at 8:00 p.m., by then i may have had a drink or two. you don't want to miss a minute of it. we're going to have a big debate at the time was at the time the balls he was going to make, i think it was two planned so he should make those two. and migration sensation, more people going from california to texas. >> it's showdown between two states, texas versus california. which is better place to live? california has better weather, but that is not going to solve san bernardino's problem. they tried to ask people at city hall what happened. >> is there anyone here. >> the job prospects are far better in texas. >> texas versus california,
, jimmy carter, no bushes, however. george h.w. bush recuperating from illness and george w. bush had to send his regrets. look at the blue carpet. yesterday they had vacuums in here cleaning up and the glass you can see right there, just minutes, wiping it clean to make everything look absolutely perfect for the ceremonies again. the president will take the oath for the second time in two days at 11:30 this morning. soledad. >> john berman, thank you. let's get to john king. hey, john. >> soledad, hello to you. i don't think it's so chilly. i'm with you on the weather front. a beautiful spring day in washington. let's get to the team joining us on beach day in washington. we have the former obama deputy press secretary, margaret hoover, and brian liza for "the new yorker" and ron brownstein from "the national journal." we're going to head straight up to john borrasso, a conservative, and let's start with this morning. a new beginning for the president. is this a new beginning for the republican party. your leader, famously, infamous, started the first obama term saying the number one
for sure, but we thing he will get out and walk around and it will be a great moment, right? >> jimmy carter back in 197 literally stepped foot outside the capitol and walk all the way to the white house. no president has since. but every president, along the way, gets out at some point and gets out this and greets the people. does not necessarily go up and shake hands but will get along the route where this president on this parade could get out of couple of times, and as you make that turn from the capitol, and, again,te house. you can hear people cheering now. there are only a couple of people deep right now at this point, but further along the route it could be deeper. back in 2009, you may remember, there were 10, 20, and 30' deep in some cases. it will be interesting to see how many came out for this. >>shepard: i have never seen like the crowds here four years ago. we had to get up at 4:30 in the morning just to make our way from the hotel over here to the reviewment form. it was crazy! who would expect on the second term for there to be that many people. nobody! ask george bus
. president jimmy carter granted unconditional pardon to americans accused of evading the vietnam war draft hundreds of thousands rallied against that conflict in the 1960's, many young men burned their draft cards. some went north to canada to avoid military service. here at home draft law violators faced prison sentences even after the war had ended. president carter made a
married, dr. howard crine. other vip seating includes former presidents. jimmy carter will be there. bill clinton will be here today but there will be no former bush presidents. of course george h.w. bush is recovering from being ill. he's been in the hospital for quite some time. george w. bush decided to stay back in texas, too, although he did send his regrets. the leadership in congress, the joint chiefs. there is one member of the cabinet who will not be here. we don't know who it is yet but it's a so-called designated survivor, the person that stays behind just in case the unimaginable happens. it was then defense secretary robert gates four years ago. we're waiting to see who it is this time around. this is where all the big people will be sitting. they'll file in sometime a little over 9:00 a.m. zoraida? >> i love the view, john. i think you may have the best seat in the house right now. >> not bad. >> thank you very much. so the washington who's who will no doubt be in full party mode tonight with inaugural events planned around the city, the commander in chief's ball and the ina
donors as well. former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton, neither of the bushes coming. george h.w. bush still recovering from illness. you can see them setting up. putting name tags on the chairs. so everyone knows where to sit and laying out the official inauguration ceremony program. a lovely, lovely piece of paper right here. we got one ourselves. lays out the ceremonies that will be happening today in about six hours from now. zoraida. >> all right. thank you very much, john. president obama better get all of his partying done tonight. his second term is in full effect already and that means the potential for great achievements, but if history is any indicator, the second term is where things can get messy. it's not like he wasn't warned. >> i'm more than familiar with the literature about presidential overreach in second terms. >> president barack obama's victory dance is about to become a dance against destiny. >> if we look back, some really great examples of really big things being done in second terms. but recent history, there is the potential for real disaster. >> i d
lined all along pennsylvania avenue. they followed the footsteps of jimmy carter and rose alyn cart who created the tradition of walking down pennsylvania avenue. they walked the entire way. president obama and the first lady got out of the vehicle twice. now, despite the partisan divide that has overcome washington in recent times, president obama sounded optimistic today as he called a nation to action. >> we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> let's bring in our panel of van jones, former special adviser for the president. margaret hoover, and cornell belcher, a pollster for obama in 2012. sally, we haven't heard from you. you have heard a lot in washington. i wonder what you think of this speech and how it co
front and then i remember jimmie walker -- jimmy carter walking. >> that was what the secret service called him. >> yes. that created quite a stir in january of '77. in '80 reagan went to the west front because he wanted to look west and that was something and then in 1996 just a personal remembrance i was at georgia brown's eating lunch and i walked out and bill clinton, the great procrastinator, was riding by in his limousine and i saw through the window he was still writing revisions of his second inaugural address, but it's always an extraordinary event and, of course, nobody could forget obama, just the surge, just the enormous, enormous crowds that were unbelievable. so that's kind of a smorgasboard of my ancient memories. e appreciate re a walking the color that you can provide. >> thank you. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin, thanks as always. >>> sports is coming up next when the news at 10:00 returns. coming up could joe flacco and the ravens finally get past tom brady and the patriots? scott smith is back with a wild day in the nfl conference title game. >> big chang
the turn on to pennsylvania avenue and then a slow crawl up to the white house. and jimmy carter was the first president back in 1977 who actually walked this route. last year, president obama as president bush did got out partway through and walked to the white house and we expect that's probably going to happen again. this parade will be about a mile and a half long, include all sorts of interesting floats and of course, fabulous marching bands from the u.s. military, some civilian ones as well. this all started back in 1801 with thomas jefferson had a little bit of a parade that was taking to the inauguration. 1909 with james madison is when the first official pred happened and i think as megyn pointed out to you yesterday, bret. perhaps the most infamous one was 1973 with richard nixon when he ordered the park service to spray all the trees with basically a form of bird be gone, it was called roost no more. and didn't want them on the parade goers, and the pidgeons ate it and they were falling on top of people because they were sick. >> megyn: more like live no more. >> live
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